Sexual Health

Small but meaningful link between teen oral contraceptives and future depression

August 02, 2021

Adolescent oral contraceptive use is associated with a small yet meaningful increased risk of experiencing an episode of major depressive disorder (MDD) in early adulthood, especially among women with no history of MDD in adolescence.

Role of safety concerns in HPV vaccine refusal

June 30, 2021

There are many reasons why a caregiver may refuse to have his or her child receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, including safety concerns. A research letter examines whether those concerns have increased.

CDC STI treatment guideline updates

May 05, 2021

A session of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2021 annual meeting pointed to the dramatic increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States and presented highlights from the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) STI guidelines.